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He mind set that has nabled the Jews of Europe to survive a millennium of unrelenting persecutionand nables them to kvetch about it Michael Wex professor scholar translator and survive a millennium of unrelenting persecutionand nables them to kvetch about it Michael Wex professor scholar novelist and takes a serious yet unceasingly fun and funny look at this remarkable kvetch full tongue that has a serious yet unceasingly fun and funny look at this remarkable kvetch full tongue that has shaped and has been shaped by those who speak it Featuring chapters on curse words food sex and ven de. Ath he allows his lively wit and scholarship to roam freely from Sholem Aleichem to Chaucer to ElvisPerhaps only a khokhem be layle a fool literally a sage at night when there s no one around to See Would Care To Pass Up This would care to pass up this and nriching treasure trove of linguistics sociology history and folklore an intriguing appreciation of a uniue and The Shadow Reader enduring language and anually fascinating culture. .


A delightful xcursion through the Yiddish language the culture it defines and serves and the Fine Art Of ComplaintThroughout History art of complaintThroughout history around the world have had plenty of reasons to lament And for a thousand years they ve had the perfect language for it Rich in color xpressiveness and complexity Yiddish has proven incredibly useful and durable Its wonderful phrases and idioms impeccably reflect

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